James McNeill Whistler

James McNeill Whistler

The Case for Beauty

DVD - 2014
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Best known for the groundbreaking portrait of his mother, James McNeill Whistler was the original art star. But beneath the high gloss, the struggle of this genius to find his own voice resulted in a breakaway style that moved painting towards abstraction and would revolutionize the art world in his time-and beyond. Dramatic re-creations, art, graphics, and interviews combine to profile this fascinating character.
Publisher: Arlington, VA :, PBS,, [2014]
ISBN: 9781627890212
Branch Call Number: 759.13 W579
DVD 759.13 W579
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
digital,optical,stereo,rda
Additional Contributors: Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Alternative Title: Case for beauty

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Jan 14, 2016

Mostly a biography, with very little discussion or interpretation or criticism of his works. Its well-paced and entertaining.

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